Don’t Fall For Satan’s Lies
1 Peter 5:8
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Lately, I have been reading two books regarding the way that Satan works. What I have learned is the only weapon that he has, are lies that he tells us. And they only work, if we choose to believe them. He tells us lies to
create doubt and fear inside of us. When we are stuck in doubt and fear we become ineffective.
We all have a choice as to whom we will believe and who we will serve. We must choose wisely because who we believe, affects how we move through life. We will either walk in fear or in faith, based on what and who we believe. We will either lead a life of victory or a life of defeat, based on our beliefs. Today I encourage you to study God’s word so that you are very clear on His promises and His character. This way you will know when something contradicts God’s word or His character. Anytime you see or hear anything that does not line up with God’s word, you know that it’s straight from Satan. Don’t fall for his lies. God has a better plan for your life, so look up, not down.
We are daughters of the King, and we must believe and live like we are.
I have one question for you today; Do you want to be held hostage by Satan’s lies, or would you like to be liberated and set free by God’s truth? It really does boil down to whom you choose to believe. Remember who you choose to believe will ultimately be who you will serve.
So today I will share a few scriptures about the character of God, and some about the character of Satan. I hope that through reading these scriptures you become even more convinced, that God always has our best interest in mind. He desires to give to us, wherein contrast Satan is always taking from us. God desires that we have life and have it more abundantly. Satan desires to destroy us through his manipulative tactics, just as he deceived Eve in the garden. God is love and full of righteousness and truth. Scripture says He cannot lie. Satan is full of hate and envy. Scripture says that he is the Father of Lies. The contrast between these two is undeniable. Take a look at the following scriptures below:
Truths About God
Numbers 23:19 NLT
God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?
Psalm 33:4 NIV
For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.
John 10:10 KJV
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Psalm 111:7-9 NIV
The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.
8 They are established for ever and ever, enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
9 He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever—
holy and awesome is his name.
2nd Thessalonians 3:3 NIV
3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
2nd Peter 3:9 NIV
9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
John 3:16 NIV
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
1st Corinthians 10:13 NIV
13 No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Deuteronomy 10:14-22 NIV
14 To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. 15 Yet the Lord set his affection on your ancestors and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations—as it is today. 16 Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer. 17 For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. 18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. 19 And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt. 20 Fear the Lord your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name. 21 He is the one you praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes. 22 Your ancestors who went down into Egypt were seventy in all, and now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.
Micah 7:18-19 NIV
Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.
19 You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot
and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.
1st John 1:5 NIV
5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
1st John 4:7-9 NIV
7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV
6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Psalm 25:8-10 NIV
Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
9 He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.